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Golden Flowers Go to New York

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October 28, 2018

2 Local Bai Ethnicity High School Students from Xizhou
1 Documentary Film: “The Soul of the Bai”
1 All American High School Film Festival in New York City
6 Days of Memories for a Lifetime
On Wednesday afternoon in October (the 3rd to be exact), Xiao Juan Yang & Pei Jie Yang, two…


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A Party at the Linden Centre: A Reflection

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April 20, 2018

On April 14, 2018 we held a Crafts Fair and Organic Market event in collaboration with Chai Mi Duo at the Linden Centre: Bao Cheng Fu. Chai Mi Duo is an organic farm and restaurant located in Dali Old Town that is…


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Canines of Xizhou: Dog Year Woof Woof

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March 6, 2018

“狗年旺旺”
Gou Nian Wang Wang
Dog Year Woof Woof
In honor of this new year, allow me to introduce you to some of Xizhou’s finest canines:

When I was just a small fluffy puppy.

I fit into a pillowcase. This is my old home, Yang Zhuo Ran.

Now I’m all grown up.

Here’s me at home,…


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Humans of Xizhou: Li Junli 李军利, female entrepreneur

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March 5, 2018

Li Junli in front of her restaurant with her husband photobombing in the back!
“We grew up poor in Shacun, the village next to Xizhou. My parents were fishermen and they were out most of the day so I learned to cook for my siblings when I was really young,…


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Celebrating the New Year Far From Home: A Video Interview of Four Xizhou Residents

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February 7, 2018

This is the first in a series of articles Kitty and I will be posting this month about Spring Festival and the Xizhou community.

As Spring Festival approaches, there seems to be a resurgence of energy in Xizhou. Having gotten through the quietest part of the year, the town…


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Talking about Family, Home: Artist in Residence Matthias Jochmann Brings Conversation to Xizhou

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January 25, 2018
This article discusses Matthias Jochmann's time at the Linden Centre as our recent Artist in Residence.


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Warm Winter in Dali: What Are the Locals Up To?

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January 19, 2018

On his way to Dali to begin his internship at the Linden Centre, Michael Chen was questioned thoroughly by a Chinese customs officer. The officer asked him: “what’s your purpose in Dali?” Michael replied honestly: “to study Chinese and intern.” With a straight face, the officer said: “No. I…


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Humans of Xizhou: Peter 陈鹏鹏

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December 25, 2017

This article was researched and written by one of our current Princeton in Asia Fellows, May Braverman.

Pessoa Coffee, a perpetually sunny spot, looks out on the normally golden yellow fields surrounding the Linden Centre. These days, the rice has just been harvested and all that remains is mud and…

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